Sudan: Sudan says captured Darfur rebel commanders are alive
North Darfur Governor Abdel Wahid Youssif Wednesday announced the arrival of rebel commanders captured during the recent clashes in North and East Darfur states to El-Fasher, before their transfer to Khartoum.
The announcement confirmed information by rebel groups that the leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement - Transitional Council (SLM-TC) Abdel Rahman Nimer and other rebel commanders from the two groups are imprisoned in the capital of North Darfur.
Following a meeting with a delegation from the peacekeeping mission UNAMID, Governor Youssef announced that the captured rebel commanders are in alive and in good shape, adding they would be transferred to Khartoum for trial soon.
“I can assure you I saw the prisoners and they are all in good condition … They arrived from the eastern localities of the (North Darfur) state and have no traces of torture,” he said.